Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meeting to discuss new Community Network Highways Scheme

There’s a chance for people in the Wadebridge and Padstow area to find out about the new Community Network Highways Scheme at the Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meeting on Thursday 19 April.

The meeting takes place at 7.00pm in Egloshayle Pavilion, Wadebridge.  The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network page.

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The Community Network Highways Scheme will give community network panels a greater influence over local and major transport schemes.  Community network panels will be able to review and prioritise local schemes and will have a budget of £50,000 for highways improvements in their area.

The meeting will include a discussion about Community Speed Watch schemes, which aim to engage and educate speeding drivers.  Teams of trained volunteers and sometimes police officers or community support officers monitor traffic from the roadside in speeding hot spots.  Speeding vehicles are recorded and warning letters are sent to the vehicle owner together with educational information.

A representative from the Wadebridge, St Breock and Egloshayle Neighbourhood Development Plan steering group will also be on hand to answer questions about the draft plan relating to the wider network area.

In addition to this, there will be updates from the police, Cornwall Council members and town and parish councillors on local matters.

Cornwall Councillor Karen McHugh, Chair of Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel, said: “We know there are concerns about speeding in the Wadebridge and Padstow area, particularly around schools. Community Speed Watch schemes are one way communities can take action, so come along and find out how you could get involved.  We’ll also be talking about the new Community Network Highways Scheme, the neighbourhood development plan and other local matters.  Everyone is welcome to attend.”

Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.  The panel’s priorities include public transport, asset and service devolution, affordable housing, highways, traffic and parking issues.

Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 14 parishes in the community network: Egloshayle, Padstow, St Breock, St Endellion, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Kew, St Mabyn, St Merryn, St Minver Highlands, St Minver Lowlands, St Tudy and Wadebridge.

Story posted 13 April 2018